London’s Oxford Street to be car-free by 2020

Published on : Thursday, July 14, 2016

Oxford StreetThe office of Mayor of London has recently announced the plan to transform the Oxford Street, pedestrian friendly and completely car-free by the year 2020.

 

 

According to study, which has been conducted on 2014, the Oxford Street has been named as world’s most polluted street as more than 270 buses pass through the street every day.

 

 

The Oxford Street is situated at the central part of London, which is one of the busiest streets in the city for being the shopping hub.

 

 

The new mayor of London, Sadiq Khan plans to tackle air pollution throughout the city. The Mayor has already introduced specific charge for most polluting automobiles.

 

 

The deputy mayor for transport in London, Valerie Shawcross has informed the London Assembly that all vehicles will be banned from Tottenham Court Road to Selfridges and entrance to Bond Street Tube station.

 

 

She has also informed that the ban will be implemented near the eastern section of London.

 

 

The officials are planning to initiate two stages, just to reduce traffic disruption in the 1.2 mile long Oxford Street. The main reason behind this measure is to reduce air pollution.

 

 

The authorities have already banned cars at the Oxford Street between 7 in the morning to 7 in the evening, from Monday to Saturday.

 

 

At the time of the car-ban, the officials also have a plan to inaugurate Crossrail, a new east-west train line that will boost the number of shoppers in the region. The Crossrail stations are scheduled to open at Bond Street and Tottenham Court Road in December 2018.

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